Save the milkweed, save the monarch
(Phys.org) —Could there soon be a summer without the iconic monarch butterfly?
Ants follow Fermat's principle of least time
Streams stressed by pharmaceutical pollution
Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams, with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality. So reports a new Ecological Applications paper, which highlights the ecolog ...
Study shows resources giveaway in Latin America: Outdated model tramples human rights, environment
A new study reveals that governments in Latin America have returned to natural resources extraction to fuel development—while paying scant attention to the impact mining, oil exploration and other activities have on the ...
Genetic analysis calls for the protection of two highly endangered Portuguese fish species
The two endangered fish species, Squalius aradensis and S. torgalensis, most generally belong to the Cyprinidae, or the carp family. This is the largest fish, and vertebrate family, formed of freshwater ...
Study of grinding stones suggests adaption to ice age may have led to birth of agriculture in China
Monarch butterflies drop ominously in Mexico (Update)
The number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported ...
Study shows urban noise leads to less songbird diversity
Pesticide application as potential source of noroviruses in fresh food supply chains
Human norovirus (hNoV), also known as the winter vomiting bug, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the world. The virus is highly contagious, causing vomiting and diarrhea, and the number of affected cases is growing. ...
Study shows exurban residences impact bird communities up to 200 meters away
As part of the study, scientists sampled the presence of 20 species of birds both near and far from 30 rural residences in the Adirondack Park. Calculating their occurrence at increasing distances from the ...
Fruit flies medicate their larvae with alcohol
British birds may be learning to use invasive wasps as key food source, research suggests
Biologists have found that blue tits, great tits and other native birds have learnt to peck away the tips of the galls formed by invading oak gall wasps and eat the juicy larvae inside, which are rich in ...
Gene breakthrough boosts hopes for sorghum
Agricultural researchers on Tuesday said they had found a gene that boosts the digestibility of sorghum, transforming a humble grain into a potential famine-beater.
Evolutionary egg question answered: Turtle goo reduces oxygen
(Phys.org)—Some reptile species give birth to live young, but turtles have never evolved this ability. New research is revealing why.